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Meaning of “counterpart” in the English Dictionary

"counterpart" in British English

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counterpartnoun [C]

uk   /ˈkaʊn.tə.pɑːt/  us   /-t̬ɚ.pɑːrt/
C1 a ​person or thing that has the same ​purpose as another one in a different ​place or ​organization: The ​primeminister is to ​meet his ​European counterparts to ​discuss the ​war against ​drugs.
(Definition of counterpart from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"counterpart" in American English

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counterpartnoun [C]

 us   /ˈkɑʊnt·ərˌpɑrt/
a ​person or thing that has the same ​position or ​purpose as another ​person or thing in a different ​place or ​organization: The ​president will ​meet with his Brazilian counterpart ​tomorrow.
(Definition of counterpart from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"counterpart" in Business English

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counterpartnoun [C]

uk   us   /ˈkaʊntəpɑːt/
a ​person or thing that does the same ​job or has the same ​function as a ​person or thing in a different ​organization, etc.: Why should women in ​topmanagerialpositionsearn less than their ​male counterparts? For the first ​time, the company's ​mobilevideoadvertising has ​outperformed its ​online counterpart.
(Definition of counterpart from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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